The Man-Centered Gospel of the Gospel Coalition & T4G

I have been fairly quiet about the nonsensical remaking of the gospel that has taken place in my theological ghetto called the reformed world. While some Reformed theologians would have you believe that Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the biggest threats to biblical Christianity, I believe one of the biggest threats is in fact a home-grown bushel of bullstinky I dis-affectionately call “The Man-Centered … Continue reading The Man-Centered Gospel of the Gospel Coalition & T4G

Learning from Zachary Tims’ Death

Much has been said about and made of television preacher/pastor Zachery Tims’ death at the age of 42 in a NYC hotel Friday. I’m not going to speculate (like some other news outlets) about how he died or why he was in NYC when his church was in Florida. The Big Ideas God’s grace is real. Hold fast to the biblical pattern and demands of … Continue reading Learning from Zachary Tims’ Death

Sun Stand Still: Chapter 1

Some highlights from my NOOK version of SST: “….if you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible, you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life” “…if the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God” “Faith isn’t a Get Out of Hell Free card. It’s the most vital building … Continue reading Sun Stand Still: Chapter 1

What the Church Can Learn from BP

BP screwed up. It should not take a commission on Capital Hill to help them or their supporters come to that conclusion. But before we pile on to the beleaguered company, fault also belongs to the U.S. government and the British government who for too many decades allowed politicians to tuck away “donations” from oil companies rather than deal with any kind of regulation to … Continue reading What the Church Can Learn from BP

Discipleship and Leaders

“If there’s a mist in the pulpit, there’s a fog in the pew.” At least that’s what a spiritual father of mine use to warn years ago whenever we talked about leadership and discipleship issues in the church. With the plethora of church conferences and leadership conferences to assuage any leader’s inner guru, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype of systems, leadership … Continue reading Discipleship and Leaders